Fixed Income

The interest rate is the most important price in the economy.
We don't know what information Fed governors are using to make rate hike decisions, so be cautious.
Four reasons to be skeptical.
The latest data show that the money created is being passed on.
Seeing several countries around the world reporting weak prices while inflation protected securities rally tells us professional traders think inflation could heat up.
You don't need a "mix of assets" for your retirement portfolio.
Retail and CPI are week's biggest reports; EMC/Dell provides corporate lesson.

We're Going From ZIRP to NIRP Real Money Pro($)

Negative interest rates are a backdoor way for the government to confiscate wealth rather than just tax income.
If you believe that the U.S. avoids recession, credit is interesting here.
 A wider spread of corporate to government bonds can mean that investors want more yield to hold the debt of U.S. companies.

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